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Category: Australia

One killed in explosion in major Austrian gas hub

Probashbangla24 Desk : An explosion rocked one of Europe’s biggest gas pipeline hubs in Austria on Tuesday, leaving one person dead and 18 injured, emergency services said. The incident happened at Baumgarten east of Vienna, Austria’s largest reception point and the main distribution hub for gas imports from Russia, Norway and elsewhere. “An explosion occurred at…

Australian city of Melbourne to test terrorism alarm system

Probashbangla24 Desk : Melbourne will test a terrorism alarm system this month after police thwarted two alleged plots targeting Christmas-New Year crowds and a lone driver killed six pedestrians in the last year in Australia’s second-largest city. Victoria state Acting Police Chief Commissioner Shane Patton said Monday loudspeakers were being installed at over 90 sites across…

Australia celebrates ‘day for love’ as it allows same-sex marriage

Probashbangla24 Desk : Australia became the 26th nation to legalise same-sex marriage on Thursday, prompting cheers and singing from a packed parliament public gallery in a country where some states ruled homosexual acts to be illegal until just 20 years ago. Lawmakers, who had cast aside a conservative push to allow religious objectors to refuse service…

Australia unveils laws to prevent foreign interference

Probashbangla24 Desk : The Australian government has proposed a wide-ranging crackdown on laws targeting foreign interference. PM Malcolm Turnbull said rules policing espionage, counter-intelligence and political donations would undergo the most significant overhaul in decades. The reforms, which need parliamentary approval, would target “covert, coercive” activities, Mr Turnbull said. He noted recent “disturbing reports” of Chinese…

Australian state legalises assisted dying in national first

Probashbangla24 Desk : The Australian state of Victoria has become the nation’s first to legalise assisted dying. The landmark legislation was approved after more than 100 hours of gruelling debate – including two all-night sittings. The law means terminally ill patients in Australia’s second-most populous state will have the right to request a lethal drug from…

AC/DC guitarist Malcolm Young dies

Probashbangla24 Desk : Australian guitarist and AC/DC co-founder Malcolm Young has died aged 64 after a long battle with dementia. He died peacefully on Saturday with his family nearby, a statement said. Young will be remembered for his powerful rhythm guitar riffs that were instrumental in propelling the Sydney heavy rock group to stardom. Three Young…

Another Australian lawmaker quits over dual citizenship ban

Probashbangla24 Desk : Another Australian lawmaker has announced his resignation over a constitutional ban on dual citizens sitting in Parliament, triggering a second by-election that could cost the government its fragile grip on power. John Alexander announced on Monday that he was waiting on advice from the British Home Office on whether he had inherited citizenship…

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